Tag: food

Supermarket shopping: what gets on your nerves?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 19 February 2015
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Long queues, confusing store layouts, ‘unexpected item in the bagging area’… shopping for groceries can really be a chore at times. What irritates you the most about supermarket shopping? (more about supermarket bugbears...)

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Can you survive a disastrous Valentine’s dinner date?

by , Consumer Rights Producer Consumer Rights 14 February 2015
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Have you ever had a romantic meal turn sour? What would you do if your table was given away? Or what if you were forced to tip even though the service wasn't up to scratch? (more about your restaurant rights...)

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Newark Council: how do you decide where’s safe to eat out?

by , Business Manager, Newark Council Consumer Rights 13 February 2015
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A dirty plate with knife and fork

Finding a restaurant with good food hygiene credentials is, according to our investigation, a postcode lottery. As the most improved area, here's Alan of Newark and Sherwood council on the changes they've made. (more about food hygiene...)

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Valentines Day: don’t give the gift of food poisoning

by , Head of Compliance Energy & Home 10 February 2015
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We've got Catriona Stewart from the Food Standards Agency talking about their 'look before you book' scheme. If you're planning a Valentine's meal, make sure you check the food hygiene rating... (more about food hygiene ratings...)

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Is your food lighter than it claims?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 6 February 2015
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Tin with tape measure

Are the grams on the supermarket products you buy accurate? Our snapshot investigation of 467 supermarket products found that some weighed significantly less... (more about underweight food...)

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Time to sort out origin labelling

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 2 February 2015
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Horse shaped mincemeat cut out

The complexities of the food supply chain were exposed following the horsemeat scandal two years ago. This had consumers questioning exactly where their food comes from. (more on food labelling...)

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Butter vs spreads – what goes on your bread?

by , Which? Magazine Deputy Editor Energy & Home 20 January 2015
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Toast with spread

Are you a butter or a spreads fan? I’m very much in the butter camp – nothing else quite cuts it on my morning slice of toast. Even though it is 80% fat… (more about butter vs spreads...)

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Supermarkets must publish their Campylobacter action plans

by , Executive Director Energy & Home 12 January 2015
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Which? Chicken Mascot

We have today written to the seven major supermarkets calling on them to make publicly available plans on how they will tackle Campylobacter, with clear timescales for action. Read our letter from Richard Lloyd: (more on Campylobacter...)

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Charles Campion: what bird would Tiny Tim carry home today?

by , Food Critic Consumer Rights 22 December 2014
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Christmas cuttlery

In Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge sends Tiny Tim to carry back a prize turkey for the Cratchit family's Christmas dinner. Here's food critic Charles Campion on the meat you should serve this Christmas. (more about Christmas dinner...)

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Frances Quinn: make the most of leftover Christmas pudding

by , Baker Consumer Rights 19 December 2014
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Christmas pudding

Frances Quinn, winner of the Great British Bake-Off 2013, helped us pick this year's best Christmas puddings. But what to do if you and your family can't eat it all? Here are Frances' top Christmas pudding recipes. (more about Christmas puddings...)

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Which? win: a new food watchdog for Scotland

by , Principal Advocate Scotland Consumer Rights 14 December 2014
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Scottish flag with cooking equipment

This week Which?'s campaigns work in Scotland resulted in stronger consumer protection in the food chain, as a new Bill ushered in a tougher independent agency called Food Standards Scotland (FSS). (more on Scottish food standards...)

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Have you checked the hygiene rating of your Christmas meal?

by , Head of Compliance Energy & Home 6 December 2014
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Christmas place setting

In this guest post from the Food Standards Agency, Catriona Stewart explores why it's important to check a restaurant's hygiene rating before booking your Christmas meal.... (more about hygiene ratings...)

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Supermarket Campylobacter results under the microscope

by , Campaigns Officer Energy & Home 27 November 2014
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As you’ll be aware, we’ve been calling on the Food Standards Agency to publish the data that details the levels of Campylobacter per supermarket. Well, today they've done just that. (more on chicken safety...)

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More should be done to stop Campylobacter

by , Campaigns Officer Consumer Rights 19 November 2014
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Chicken and Campylobacter

Food experts say that freezing chicken could reduce the risks of the potentially lethal Campylobacter bug – but shouldn't the responsibility start with the poultry producers and supermarkets? (more about Campylobacter...)

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